General Daniel Doyle (Dan)
United States of America
, United States of America
Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States of America


Daniel Doyle Canale, 95, of Memphis, TN died peacefully at Reynold’s Hospice House in Collierville on Wednesday May 4th, 2016. He graduated from Christian Brothers College (now CBHS) in 1938 and was later inducted into the Hall of Fame. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame, Magna cum laude in 1942 and from Vanderbilt Law School with Order of the Coif honors in 1948. He entered law practice with his father’s law firm Canale, Glankler, Loch, and Little in 1949, and after 23 years withdrew to continue practice in association with Cannon, Canale, and Gregory. He then practiced independently in banking, wills and estates and association law, serving as director and general counsel for several local and national banks to the extent of their local operations until his retirement in 2013. He was a member of the Tennessee and American Bar Association. He was a member and held directorships in The University Club of Memphis, The Memphis Country Club, The Notre Dame Alumni Association, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and the Shelby County Bar Association. He served in World War II in the infantry division of the United States Army with an honorable discharge as Captain after final service in the occupation of Japan. He was interested in and participated in many sports and won numerous championships in tennis; boys, junior and men’s divisions on city, state and regional levels: was Captain of an undefeated tennis team at Notre Dame where he also won Notre Dame Squash and feather weight boxing championships. He twice qualified for the United States Senior Amateur Golf Championships at a time when he had a scratch or zero handicap. He was captain and quarterback, as well as captain and short stop on the Vanderbilt Law School intramural football and softball teams that won two of the three yearly championships in those sports. He served many years as a sponsor, director, and fundraiser for the Danny Thomas St. Jude Golf Tournament, was for several years the chairman of the Bar Association’s team to raise money and promote donations to the Annual Shelby United Neighbors (now United Way). He was a parishioner of St. Louis Catholic Church and participated in various activities. Mr. Canale was preceded in death by his parents Martha Doyle and Phil M. Canale, Sr. and 2 sisters, Therese Henry and Ellen Boyce, his brother Phil M. Canale, Jr., his wife of 57 years Martha Earp Canale, and his son, Michael Canale. He is survived by his wife Ann Marie Canale, 2 sons Dr. Daniel D. Canale, Jr. (Lori) and Robert E. Canale, 2 step-children Jana Qualls (Joseph) and John Leoncavallo, Jr. (Tina), 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 nieces Phyllis Worthy and Martha Doyle Lund. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 9th at Canale Funeral Directors, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 10th at St. Louis Catholic Church, 203 S. White Station Rd., with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, any memorials, though not requested, be sent to the Msgr Clunan Endowment Fund at St. Louis Catholic Church, or the charity of the donor’s choice. A special thanks to Baptist Trinity Hospice for wonderful care he received from nurses, aides, nurse practitioner, and social worker. Canale Funeral Directors, Memphis, TN (Published by Canale Funeral Directors)


Archive statistics 1938 - 1948

Tournaments Southern Championships - 1948 Texas Sectional Championships - 1942 US Clay Courts - 1941 Western Pennsylvania Championships - 1940 Kentucky State Tournament - 1939 Triple A - 1938 Connecticut Valley Championship - 1938

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